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FutureOT in Mississauga, Ontario

Occupational Therapy job market in Toronto, Ontario?

Hi all, Been shadowing OT profession, and it does seem as a fun and exciting career and something I am looking to pursue. Despite all positive...


International Bachelor degree in occupational therapy

Hello,I have International Bachelor degree in occupational therapy and came to USA.I am really confused with the situation here. What is my options?...

Chanis19 in Bronx, New York

O.T: Certified in 5 years??

Hey, I'm interested in Occupational Therapy, and i would love to hear what it's like on a daily basis. I plan on shadowing an Occupational Therapist...

smrtcookie in New Baltimore, Michigan

Updated 25 months ago

OT in acute care hospital setting - 47 Replies

I'm a new grad and have been working in acute care hospital as an OT for about 1 year. I've become increasingly frustrated with this setting, and OT...

MollyMae in New York, New York

What to look for in a job (real advice) as a new practitioner/first job?

I am looking for advice about what to consider when looking at jobs as a new practitioner. I have #1 asked about mentorship and received several...

Long time OT in Torrance, California

How do I get pediatric experience?

I've been working as an OT in the SNF setting for 10 years. I'm starting to feel the burn out and I'm looking to switch settings. I've looked at...

dcb1101 in Mobile, Alabama

Pre-OT, confused about which program and whatnot

I am currently a Pre-OT student. My undergrad will be in cardiorespiratory care (to be an RRT, respiratory therapist). I've already looked at...

Cheyenne McErquiaga in Boise, Idaho

Updated 25 months ago

Please, I would like help deciding between OTA and OT - 3 Replies

I'm 30 years old with a family. I already work as a PCT and want to advance myself. I have 42 liberal arts/science credits. I'm really interested...

Erica B in Newark, New Jersey

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Batstone in Los Angeles, California

OT volunteer opportunities in Pediatrics, Assistive Technology and Hand Therapy.

I am currently considering a change in my area of practice from having worked with adults in acute care and Skilled nursing facilities. I am...

Jenny44 in Norwich, Connecticut

What is a good undergrad choice for Occupational Therapy

I really need some advice about what is a good choice for an undergrad degree for Occupational Therapy. I know most people pick a Psychology degree...

Hopefulot123 in Buckeye, Arizona

Worried about criminal background check

So my background check was clear for all my clinical s and I just finished OT school but I'm nervous about nbcot and licensure. I have drug charges...

info@*****.*** in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Updated 25 months ago

please answer this. How practical do you have to be to excel at OT - 1 Reply

Hello everyone I've been working on prerequisites for almost a year with the hopes of getting into an OT school and I've been doing pretty well in...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 25 months ago

OT salary in southern California - 6 Replies

So I'm looking up salaries in Southern California, and it seems like all the search results vary. When I look it up on indeed, for example, it tells...

healthcareworker15 in Bronx, New York

Is OT a possibility with my GPA? Could really use some advice...

I'm in NY. I'm considering two OT schools. One of them is private (Touro College) and they look at both your overall GPA and your science GPA. Both...

OTtobe in Denver, Colorado

Career paths for OT's that don't involve direct patient care?

I was wondering if there are any career options for OT's that don't involve direct patient care, in case I ever get burned out later in my career. I...

OTgradstudent in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 26 months ago

OT school why SOOO much group work? - 3 Replies

I just started an MSOT program which isn't well known but has an adequate reputation for good clinicals and practical experience. I am a male and my...

Ncarpend in Grand Junction, Colorado

Online schooling information

Hi all- Ive been doing a lot of research on different programs and need some advice! I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 26 months ago

Both an OT and PT? - 9 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm curious to know the schooling, accurate job description, and salary of both an OT and PT. Which do you find more rewarding and why?...

oksure@*****.*** in Okotoks, Alberta

Updated 26 months ago

Education for a Degree in Occupational Therapy - 6 Replies

I am currently in community college and planning to pursue a Master's in OT. The university I plan on transferring to (before transferring to the...

Bob in Palm Desert, California

Updated 27 months ago

Do I have a chance? - 1 Reply

Hello, I am applying to the Loma Linda OT entry-level masters program next year and was wondering if I have a shot and would love any advice....

SLB in Laredo, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Failed Fieldwork II/ Plans for the future - 3 Replies

I was terminated from fieldwork II about 2 months ago, which automatically terminated me from the OT program. I am appealing my grade and the...

Jennifer in Verona, Wisconsin

Updated 27 months ago

Canadian trained OT relocating to USA - 5 Replies

I am a new graduate Canadian trained OT that is interested in relocating to work in the USA. I am in the process of preparing to write the NBCOT exam...

KParks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

From OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant ) to PA (Physician's Assistant)

I am currently pursuing my associates and in a 16 month program to become an OTA. I originally planned to continue my education afterwards and go all...

kgprospot in Smithtown, New York

Updated 27 months ago

do you think I have a shot? - 10 Replies

Hello. I am applying to start OT school in 2016. Do you think I have a shot at getting in? Undergrad: BS Chemistry from SUNY Stony Brook GPA:...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

PRN - SNFs or ADHCs in Los Angeles - 1 Reply

Hi, I used to live in L.A. and worked mostly PRN in SNFs and ADHCs but have been gone for about 10 years. I'm planning a move back that way and...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Inidvidual Contracting OTR hiring another OTR - 1 Reply

I am an OTR and have an individual contract with TMHP-Traditional Medicaid. Does anyone know if I am able to hire another OTR to work under me? It...

Maeve in New York

Updated 27 months ago

OTA...Is it worth it? - 4 Replies

I'm going to be a senior in high school in the fall, and I'll be applying to colleges. I was thinking about going to a community college and getting...

Leilastin in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Updated 27 months ago

New COTA graduate question - 2 Replies

Hi I am a new grad in Florida and am recently certified and licensed as an OTA. This is a second career for me. I also have a bachelor's degree...

STHERE in Morristown, New Jersey

How do you get into hand therapy?

I am trying to find a paid mentorship in hand therapy. I may have an interview with Novacare in Philly. Is there any other places worth calling in...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Questioning OT - 1 Reply

Hi all, I have completed my first year (of 2) of OT school. I still have one more semester of didactic coursework and my level II's to go before I...

OTR in Austin, Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Can I work a part-time job during OT school? - 2 Replies

I'm thinking of applying to the program at Touro College in NYC. They have an extended study track with a lighter workload. I would like to know...

gehrbar3 in North Olmsted, Ohio

Updated 27 months ago

How did you choose your MOT/MS in OT Program? And what are job prospects for Peds? - 32 Replies

I am in the process of applying to MOT or MS in OT programs for Fall 2011. There are so many schools, and it's really hard to figure out where I...

Eting in Denver, Colorado

Updated 28 months ago

NBCOT character review - 3 Replies

I just finished level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam. I was wondering if anyone has applied for the exam with a simple misdemeanor on...

espoir in Santa Clara, California

Pay at Pediatric Clinic

Hi, As a new grad I'm wondering about pay in private SI/pediatric clinics. I've heard of OTs being paid hourly, and only if a client shows up. How...

Eting in Denver, Colorado

Updated 28 months ago

Condensed Therapy Ed OTR Study Guide - 1 Reply

I am selling my condensed but VERY thorough OTR study guide that is neatly typed and goes along with the Therapy Ed book, page by page. I recently...

OTtobe in Fullerton, California

Anyone in ergonomics???

I'm interested in occupational therapy and I was wondering if any of you are in the field of ergonomics/know of any other fellow OT's who are in it....

Eting in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 29 months ago

I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 16 Replies

Please let me know if anyone is interested to study with me for this exam.... Thank you....

Maria Rubio in Michigan

Updated 29 months ago

Volunteer Experience - 15 Replies

Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've worked in numerous fields that, unfortunately, were not fits for me. So, I'm just interested in learning more about...

MSGIBSON in Phoenix, Arizona

OT Practioner Interview

I would like to interview an OT or COTA for an assignment. Its a ten question interview. It will be very brief. Any takers?

Running1987 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Updated 29 months ago

OTA and OT school - 2 Replies

Hi, I graduated college back in 2011 with a degeee in Justice and Law Administration. GPA was so so about a 2.7. Since then did a year and 2 year's...

AlohaOTA in Waipahu, Hawaii

ACOTE Accreddited but not regionally accreddited OTA Program

Hi all, For my OTA program, the school I went to was ACOTE accredited but not regionally accredited. The school had a transfer agreement in place...

OT22 in San Francisco, California

Fieldwork at a Skilled Nursing Facility

I am about to start my fieldwork at a skilled nursing facility in about 2 weeks. Does anyone have any tips on what material to review before I start?...

laurenjot in San Jose, California

independent contractor

I am considering becoming an independent contractor OT to do per diem work in home health. I live in California and currently work per diem at a SNF...

Xkirstyw in United Kingdom

OT working abroad

Hi guys I am a qualified OT and I have been working for around 2 years. I am now wanting to work abroad for a while but struggling to find...

GOOT in New Orleans, Louisiana

Grades in OT school

I'm curious what kind of grades everyone got in OT school. I've been out of school a while and am in my 1st semester of school and am struggling...

futureCOTA in Greenwich, Ohio

NBCOT Character Review

Hi, I'm just finishing up my level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam and am in a stressful situation. My issue is related to the last...

Antmart in Bronx, New York

Dominican College?

Have anyone heard of or attended Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, NY? They have a bridge program but it is a private institution. They...

AdrianaG in Edinburg, Texas

For any Occupationa Therapist... NEED YOUR HELP!

I am have an assignment to interview an OT. If you can go ahead and answer the questions below that would be awesome!! Thank you in advance!...

Metta in London, United Kingdom

Updated 32 months ago

OT Graduate degree abroad?? - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm currently (very anxiously) awaiting responses from my last two OT programs that I applied to: one being a Masters (accepting 45 people), and...

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